So How Does my Wedding Costs Compare to Everyone Else's?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You have to take into account region, that seems like you’ve done really well! All of our stuff was about twice of each of the things you listed, but we got married in an expensive area, and of course Seattle has a pretty high cost of living so things can be more expensive in general than say, the midwest.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MsJ2theZ:  +1, region has a ton to do with it. My wedding will cost about $30k (cue nausea) when all is said and done. And that is below average for a wedding of my size in my hometime.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@freesmommy:  all together my wedding cost around $45K, again like both PPs it depends on the area you live in.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@freesmommy:  I am looking at $35,000 for the wedding event, $5,000 for the rehearsal dinner, and $6500 for the wedding planner. Alone that is $46,500. This budget does not include, engagement and wedding rings and our honeymoon to Bora Bora for 10 days.

Totally agree with SarahTee and Daizy914 that it really depends on where you live. In my hometown the average wedding is $28,000

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Agreed, depends on the city and the venue. Our venue had one cater that we could use and although it was delicious, we were charged $220/person. We also chose top shelf unlimited alcohol. With the venue fee, chair rentals, limo, shuttle service, flowers, photography, videography, hair/makeup, dress, tuxedo, tip and everything we spent a little over $64K. And we got married in Denver, Colorado. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine was $25,000 which is basically the average for the area I live.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m a bit confused at what comparing your costs to others all over the world does? But my wedding cost about $60,000 and the honeymoon was around $15,000 and not included that $60 total.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@freesmommy:  I chose a small town so that costs would be cheaper. In my hometown my wedding will cost me about $20,000-$25,000 but if I was to have it in Toronto where I currently live, it would easily be double that. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Another +1 for region. We spent like $50k on 90 guests, not counting rings/honeymoon/some other stuff. But weddings are expensive here!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We spent about $22k, including honeymoon, but we live on the East Coast and it’s super expensive.Our per person food and beverage costs were more than double yours and we had a lunch time reception. 

Don’t forget to add alterations and accessories to your dress total.

Looks like you’ve snagged some good deals! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@freesmommy:  If you include rehearsal dinner and honeymoon, ours will total around 60k, with the wedding itself being around 50k.  Our venue will probably be around 25k for 150 people.  The average wedding where  live is around 30k, but I found that number to be very low while I was venue hunting.  

Like everyone has said, region plays a huge part.  Getting married in Southern California is not cheap.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m super jealous that food and open bar for 140 guests is $5600! That is one heck of a good deal! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@freesmommy:  I’ll be between $25k-$30k when all is said and done.  My goal was $20k.  Oops.  But that’s for 150 people in the Seattle area.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

on second thought i’m editing this because putting the price down is making me sick to my stomach.

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